Hales heads to BBL with Renegades

  • Last Updated: January 8 2013, 6:09 GMT

England Twenty20 opening batsman Alex Hales has joined current Big Bash League leaders Melbourne Renegades as a replacement for the injured Marlon Samuels.

Hales: Big Bash chance

The West Indian has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament after he was hit in the eye by a Lasith Malinga bouncer during the Renegades' match against the Melbourne Stars on Sunday.

Nottinghamshire batsman Hales has been a regular member of the England T20 international squad over the past 18 months and averages 34.83 at a strike rate of 127.43 in 14 internationals.

Hales will join the Renegades squad in Sydney for their final group match against the Sydney Sixers on Wednesday.

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